Free March 2017 Desktop Calendar Screensaver

Welcome to March and the beginning of Spring! Here is my free, March 2017, downloadable desktop calendar featuring “drippy” Donkey Tail illustrations of succulents and surface textures from my new Succulent Serenity line for Sizzix. The complete collection of dies, stamps, paper pad and coloring book will be available beginning around May 2017 so these desktop calendars […]

Last Minute Sizzix Valentine Card Stash Buster Challenge

Two days ago, when the Sizzix social media marketing guru asked me if I wanted to make three last minute Valentine’s Day cards using my Mini Photo Embellishing dies, of course I said “yes!” because I always love a good creative challenge. Here’s the video and I included a mini-tutorial and more inspiration behind these cards below. Since […]

Valentine Birds on a Branch

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection February Link up. The theme is Last Minute Valentines. This project is so simple and fun. These are my Valentine Birds on a Branch delivering hearts to my Valentine. I began by adhering vintage music sheets to Little Sizzles Mat Boards by Sizzix. This is a thick board so the bird’s […]

Valentine Art Heart Tartlets

I love hunting at estate sales and garage sales. Several years ago, I found these heart-shaped Swedish Tartlet pans. They are small and perfect for assemblage projects. My first project was created using Cranberry Alcohol Ink in the center since this particular tin had some scratches in the finish. I placed three drops of the […]

DIY Custom Gold Sizzix Lettering Tote

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Between work and the holidays, I have been busier than usual but the fact is… a Makers Gonna Make no matter how busy. I’ve had a few days to relax and unwind so I decided to create a fun tote bag using my Sizzix Alphabet script dies and […]

Dimensional Holiday Matchbox Cards

Since I had so much fun with the Hipster Santa tags, I decided that instead of giving flat, “normal” Christmas cards to my friends at work this year, that I would make something a little more dimensional and a bit unexpected. These are so quick and easy to make using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Matchbox […]

Hipster Santa Christmas Tags – DCC December Link up

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection December link up. What started off as a fun, offbeat project for my December DCC post combining several shapes from my Sizzix Mini Photo Embellishing die collection turned into a great make ‘n take at the recent Sizzix Maker Faire. I started by cutting the kraft paper tag shape using […]

My Sewing Notions Wreath as Published in Homespun Magazine

So excited to share that my sewing notions wreath has been published in the December 2016 issue of Homespun magazine. This was such a fun project created completely out of thrifted, vintage sewing notions. I originally made this wreath in honor of my mother who taught me to sew. On this wreath are vintage button cards, spools, […]

Instant Fun With Instax Photo Banners

Today I’m sharing some fun ways to instantly display your Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 photos using my new collection of Mini Photo Embellishing dies and stamps by Sizzix. {Instax Mini 8 photos are similar to Polaroid instant photos but are about the size of a credit card}. Since the holidays are right around the corner, here’s […]